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About Those Roofless Data Centers …

One of the most interesting elements of Microsoft’s design for its planned Generation 4 Modular Data Centers is the fact that the facilities will have no roofs. Microsoft’s Mike Manos predicted this feature would generate some debate in the industry, and he was right. Two of Manos’ colleagues at Microsoft… Read More

Video: Microsoft's Generation 4 Data Centers

Microsoft has published a video outlining key concepts for its Generation 4 Modular Data Center , which it unveiled earlier today. Here’s a look at the details of the new design, which relies on data center containers, modular pre-fabriacted electrical and mechanical infrastructure, and no chillers. Video: Microsoft Generation 4.0… Read More

Video: Microsoft’s Generation 4 Data Centers

Microsoft has published a video outlining key concepts for its Generation 4 Modular Data Center , which it unveiled earlier today. Here’s a look at the details of the new design, which relies on data center containers, modular pre-fabriacted electrical and mechanical infrastructure, and no chillers. Video: Microsoft Generation 4.0… Read More

Gartner: Virtualization Disrupts Server Vendors

Virtualization is proving to be a disruptive trend for server and storage vendors, according to Gartner analysts, setting the stage for a pitched battle to control key points in rapidly changing corporate data centers. “Virtualization should be seen as not just a tool for (server) consolidation, but as a modernization… Read More

Data Center Jobs: USAA

At the Data Center Jobs Board, we have a new job listing from USAA, which is seeking a Data Center Facilities Director for its San Antonio data center, who will lead a highly skilled team in maintaining continuous data center facility uptime for multiple data centers. USAA is a Fortune 200… Read More

Halloween As A Marketing Opportunity?

Is Halloween a big holiday in the data center? HP has seized upon Halloween as a marketing opportunity with its “”What Haunts Your Data Center?” video campaign on YouTube. In this case, animated skeletons warn of energy-sucking ghosts that lurk in racks and mysterious corners of your data center. For… Read More

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